Riverside Country Park is set on the edge of the river Medway estuary between Rainham and Gillingham covering about 100 hectares and forms part of the Saxon Shore Way footpath network .
The walks are there and back over solid wide pathways away from roads and is a popular place for dog walkers. At low tide the mud flats are accessible and at some points along the walk so may be worth having your dog on the lead at these points to avoid getting a very muddy dog.
Medway council have produced a series of leaflets which are available from the visitors centre. They can also be seen on the council website by clicking the links below.
Lower Rainham Road,
Parking: Large free carpark available. Closed overnight.
- – Free Parking in large carpark
- – Toilets
- – Food and Drink Available in cafe
- – Picnic Area
- – Large Childrens Play Area
Circular Walk Information:
Distance: Approx 4km (2.5 Miles) dependant on route taken.
Time: Around 1 hour dependant on your pace.
Terrain: Flat walk on solid pathways.
Dogs on Leads?: Dogs allowed off lead but be aware that the waters edge can be very muddy at low tide.
Dog Bins: Yes. Can be found all around the site.
Circular Walk Route:
Head out of the carpark towards the estuary and turn right once you are on the main path. Follow the path all the way along to the end do a u turn and head back. There are benches, signposts and information boards along the route. Please note that when turn left at the end and head up to Motney Hill there is a lane that runs alongside the footpath which although is quiet does have some traffic.
You can also turn left at the carpark and head out to Horrid Hill or round to Sharps Green and onwards.